Category Archives: Discover Riga - Page 4

29 Dec
2015
Natural Beauty Revealed: National Parks in Latvia Gauja national park Located in the Gauja valley and established in the regions of Valmiera, Murjani and Siguida since 1973. It was created to protect the Gauja river valley and its surroundings to ensure recreational activities and territory’s nature protection. This place keeps attracting national visitors and foreigners ...
07 Oct
2015
Most people usually do a little bit of research before to go abroad. There are many different ways to gather knowledge about the most important sights, restaurants and activities. One of the probably best ways is to look up recommendations on travel platforms as you always get opinions from all over the world. At trip-advisor ...
02 Oct
2015
Concerts, exhibitions, markets, open air movies and delicious local food – Kalnciema Quarter (Latvian: Kalnciema kvartāls) is highly appreciated by locals and just a pleasant 30 minute walk from the city center. Not only the program is rich in variety, also the location is extraordinary: A huge backyard surrounded by 120 year old charming wooden ...
16 Sep
2015
[pullquote align=”left or right”]”I am not a tree hugger, an esoteric or particularly religious, but when I’m standing in the forest, I always get this undefinable feeling and desire to describe it.” (Kaupo Kikkas)[/pullquote] Until this coming Sunday, the 20th of September, at the Latvian Photography Museum, the exhibition “Treescape” will be shown. This exhibition ...
10 Sep
2015
Riga offers a great variety of cultural activities, museums and a charming unique old town. But sometimes everybody needs a bit of nature to escape urban life and recharge your batteries. Vērmanes Garden, which was opened to the public 1817, has a rich history and is the oldest public garden in Riga. Originally founded by ...
02 Sep
2015
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Test your wit and teamwork skills at Mysteria, a puzzle-solving activity for you and your friends. You and your team mates are locked for an hour in a specially designed room equipped with clues and different tools to help you find your way out. All you have to do is join the pieces of the ...
26 Aug
2015
“Rundāle” comes from the German place name Ruhenthal (Valley of Peace), yet Rundāle Palace has not had the most peaceful existence since its construction in 1768… Following the abdication of Duke Peter and the absorption of the Duchy of Courland to the Russian Empire in 1795, Catherine II presented the palace to Count Valerian Zubov, ...
05 Aug
2015
Vecrīga is a very eventful city in the historical center of Riga, where one can go to see some of Riga’s famous old churches and cathedrals. I recently came across this website, which I believe will be incredibly helpful to all of you wanting to visit Vecrīga. They have created a map of Vecrīga that ...
30 Jul
2015
The Reputation of Moscow District in Riga Latgale, also known as Maskavas forštate (Moscow district), is with no doubt an interesting area in Riga, with a special atmosphere, character, and full of memories, but probably for this reason at the same time not the safest place of the city. The history of this poor and ...
16 Jul
2015
In this gastronomical tour you will be given the opportunity to try traditional Latvian food. A local foodie will guide you through the Riga Central Market and show you all the Latvian delicacies and specialties. You will also get to know the Riga Central Market, if you haven’t done so already. This market is enormous ...